Help shape the future of the region's health

THE Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board is seeking applicants to chair vital groups that will shape the future of health services across the region.

Chairs are now being sought to lead the 11 Community Reference Groups based at Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Mt Perry, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Biggenden, Childers, Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

"The CRG chairs will play a vital role in leading their respective groups as they help the WBHHB to shape the provision of future health services to their local communities," WBHHB CRG working group chair Paul Dare said.

"Developing a strong network of CRGs will provide better input and feedback around planning, design, delivery and evaluation of Wide Bay health services.

"The leadership of each of the CRGs will be important to ensuring a strong network is developed and that the community is actively engaged in developing future services."

The CRGs will include a broad range of community representatives and anyone with a strong passion for healthcare and a history of community involvement is encouraged to apply to chair their local group.

"Engagement with the broader community will be an important part of the CRGs as they serve as a link to the health service, so it is important that the chairs have strong community connections," Mr Dare said.

"I encourage people who are actively involved in their community and are passionate about local health care to consider stepping forward to take on a role of chair of their local CRG and contribute to the improvement of our health service."

Further information on the application process is available via telephone on 07 4150 2084 or online  at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/widebay/crg-chair.asp.



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